Blog archive list

A: Tobacco or vaping

Would you take a drug that failed with 90% of users? New Cochrane data on vaping “success”. WordPress 15 Oct,2020.

Are there really 520,000 vapers in Australia? What’s the biggest number you can find? WordPress 21 Sep, 2020

Vaping has two big rugs pulled from beneath it. WordPress 4 Sep 2020.

Vaping advocates say the darndest things 2: Tobacco control advocates help Big Tobacco. WordPress 12 Aug, 2020

Vaping advocates say the darndest things. I: The Cancer Council Australia takes huge donations from cigarette retailers. WordPress  30 Jul, 202

Why vapable nicotine juice via prescription is sensible public health policy. WordPress 2 Jul, 2020

Australia to allow prescribed access to e-cigarette nicotine. WordPress  22 Jun, 2020.

Big Tobacco’s enduring interest in children: insights from its internal documents. WordPress 29 May, 2020

Aussie vaping advocates’ latest lobbying fiasco. WordPress Mar 16, 2020

Want to work for a pariah industry? Big tobacco fears it is unable to attract top staff. WordPress Feb 16, 2020

The dirty dozen: 12 myths about vaping WordPress 26 Sep, 2019

Effectiveness of e-cigarettes: dismal or disrupting? WordPress 13 Sep, 2019

We (also) denying targeting kids: your free guide to playing Big Tobacco/Vape bingo. Word Press 28 Aug, 2019

Regrets … I’ve had a few. Paul Hogan and his Winfield role. WordPress 14 Aug, 2019

Banning smoking in wide open public spaces goes beyond the evidence and is unethical. WordPress 4 Jul, 2019

The Canadian canary in the teenage vaping coalmine. WordPress 28 Jun 2019

Highlights and lowlights of World No Tobacco Day, Australia 2019. WordPress 31 May, 2019

Global, regional and national agencies concerned about e-cigarette hype: statements you are unlikely to hear from vaping advocates. WordPress 20 May 2019

So, apparently it’s now unethical to be sceptical about e-cigarette hype. WordPress 4 Apr, 2019

At Philip Morris International, it’s business. As usual. WordPress 26, Mar 2019.

“As safe as drinking coffee”: research spoiling the e-cigarette rehabilitation of nicotine party. WordPress 21 Mar, 2019.

What is it about far right conservatives and vaping activists in Australia. WordPress 2 Mar, 2019

10 questions for Philp Morris on their “transformation”. WordPress 21 Feb, 2019

“If we stopped selling cigarettes tomorrow, someone else would take our place.” WordPress 12 Feb, 2019.

Cigarettes are sold everywhere and are unregulated. So, hey, let’s do that with e-cigarettes! WordPress 6 Feb, 2019

What are the limitations of the randomised controlled trial of ecigs v NRT just published in NEJM? WordPress 31 Jan, 2019.

How good are e-cigarettes at getting smokers to quit? WordPress 9 Jan, 2019.

Man the lifeboats! Australian smoking has stopped falling! Or has it … WordPress 20 Dec 2018

Are scratch ‘n sniff gangrene warnings next for cigarette packs? WordPress 6 Nov, 2018 [167 accesses]

Are tobacco companies really trying to get out of tobacco? WordPress 22 Oct, 2018

Are e-cigarettes really the seat belts and condoms of tobacco-caused disease prevention? WordPress 7 Aug, 2018

B: Renewable energy, climate change

Wind turbine syndrome: the non-disease that only speaks English. WordPress 29 Oct, 2019

Every school principal should write a letter like this. WordPress 18 Sep, 2019

The non-disease now on life-support: wind farm complaints in Australia are way down. WordPress 12 Apr, 2019

Is the Darling river fish clean-up just porcine aviation? WordPress 29 Jan, 2019.

25 of 12,000 Geological Society fellows challenge climate change science consensus. WordPress 5 Sept, 2018


What Dr Fauci didn’t write about COVID19, but well could have. WordPress   14 Sep 2020

The ethics of shaming prominent COVID-19 mask opponents. WordPress 26 Jul 2020.

When COVID-19 pandemic gets touch the conference scammers get going. WordPress  25 April, 2020

Indelibly sear this into the national public and political DNA: evidence-based prevention saves many lives so let’s honour our COVID-19 heroes. WordPress Apr 22, 2020

How can we erode self-exempting beliefs about COVID-19 contagion and isolation that might subvert flattening the curve. WordPress Apr 19, 2020.

Home isolation: except for food, medicine and exercise. So why are so many other stores open? WordPress Apr 7, 2020

If self-isolating COVID-19 cases won’t isolate, should they be monitored with GPS? WordPress Mar 10, 2020

D: Public health (misc)

Prime minister: let’s have a national architecture competition to design Australian fireproof housing. WordPress Jan 5, 2020

Scott Morrison at the beach. WordPress Dec 28, 2019

Junk research journals and conference emails: the gifts that keep giving. WordPress Nov 26, 2019

Abortion in NSW in 1971: a personal account. WordPress 20 Aug, 2019

When should researchers engage with industry and when should they not? WordPress 31 Jul 2019

All a conspiracy: anti-mobile phone fruitcake argues that all university research toes government cover-up line on 5G dangers. WordPress 13 Mar, 2019

NSW elections: the three political parties intent on shredding Australia’s gun laws. WordPress 6 Mar, 2019.

Whack-a-mole: knocking the ‘mobile phones cause brain cancer’ claim on the head. WordPress 23 Jan, 2019

Is it unethical to use fear in public health campaigns? WordPress 11 Aug 2018

E: Other topics

House concerts: how to help your favourite musicians during COVID19 WordPress 29 Sep, 2020

What a party we had last night, what a party we had … WordPress 25 Aug, 2020

Loathe Sydney’s Crown casino tower? What if it was owned by a renewable energy company? WordPress 3 Aug, 2010

Trump’s profligate and unpunished lies threaten to cause an epidemic of ethical collapse. WordPress  Jan 17, 2020

Je twitte, donc je suis (I tweet therefore I am): my 10 years Twitter. WordPress Nov 8, 2019

Royalties or readers? Why I make all my books open access. WordPress 12 Dec 2018

The Rolling Stones at the Enmore Theatre, 18 Feb 2003. WordPress 9 Nov, 2018

An unforgettable dinner in Istanbul. WordPress 20 Sep, 2018